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Dr. Vikram M. Narayan

Dr. Vikram M. Narayan, MD

Director of Urologic Oncology

Dr. Vikram M. Narayan, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Narayan serves as Director of Urological Oncology at Grady Memorial Hospital. His clinical expertise includes the management of complex urologic malignancies including open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical approaches to prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers, as well as the surgical management of other urologic cancers including penile and testicular cancer.

A native of California but raised in Florida, Dr. Narayan received his medical doctorate from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida where he graduated with Honors in Research. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and went on to complete subspecialty training with a Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Narayan’s research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that underlie bladder cancer treatment responses, in an effort to improve the therapeutic options available to patients. During his fellowship, he completed a year of basic science research investigating novel therapeutics for urothelial cancers including intravesical gene therapy, immune-based treatment options, and the role of the urinary microbiome in bladder cancer treatment. He has also led projects studying quality outcomes for patients hospitalized after radical cystectomy and has conducted methodologic research studying the conduct of clinical urologic research and the transparent reporting of randomized trials and systematic reviews.


  • Urology
  • Surgery
  • Urologic Oncology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Urology


  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Florida School of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Residency: University of Minnesota Medical School

Honors & Awards

Best Abstract, Young Urologic Oncology Meeting, Society of Urologic Oncology, December 2020

Travel Award, International Bladder Cancer Network (IBCN), 2019

Best Scientific Poster, Society of Urologic Oncology, 2018

Quality Improvement Summit Scholar, American Urological Association (AUA), 2018

First Place, Ireland Lectureship Research Award, 2018

First Place, Kelalis Resident Essay Competition, Minnesota Urological Society, 2017